So the word on the street is that summer is officially over—despite the heat occasionally wandering north of 80 degrees a few times last week, which reminded me of a few guys from high school who my friends and I called “broken faucets” (i.e., they can’t decide whether they’re hot or cold). But anyway...things to look forward to: Sweater weather! Layers! Leather! That nip in the night air that gives everyone pink cheeks and bright eyes, versus the sort of dead-eyed, soaking, sultry sheen that comes with August humidity. Let’s look forward to Fall, shall we? But before we start, take a look at your skin.
Even if you’ve been moisturizing obsessively (and you know us, we hope you are), chances are that the shifting climes have made you a little drier than usual. I’m not even talking about your face, I’m talking about your limbs.
My new favorite thing to the rescue! Earth Tu Face Salt Scrub. While I've gone to bat for Fresh's Sugar Scrubs in the past, I have fully converted to the saltier side. Earth Tu Face's comely glass jar holds a scrub made of pure, chunky grains of sea salt mixed with bergamot, lemon, and orange oils. By rubbing small fistfulls of the salt over your body, you're getting the exfoliating effect of rolling around on the beach for an hour (maybe in Sorrento?), stimulating circulation of your lymphatic system (an excuse I often make to justify regular massages, but no matter), and imparting a deeply moisturizing light glaze of essential oils, which remain on your skin post-rinse. You don’t feel greasy, you feel soft, good-smelling, and dare I say, almost edible—I mean, I’ve rubbed down a chicken with sea salt before coating it in olive oil before. Ina Garten told me to. If only I’d noticed how beautiful its skin was looking! Join me, then, in imitating that chicken. You will never look back.